Where does my pension go if I die before I retire?

You can make sure your loved ones and/or a favourite charity receives your retirement savings if you die before you take them. To do this you need to nominate your beneficiaries.

The lump sum is paid at the discretion of the Trustee, and therefore falls outside your estate and is generally free from inheritance tax.

An exercise to gather information about potential beneficiaries will take place, but the Trustee will normally be guided by any expression of wish held on record. It’s important that you keep your expression of wish details up to date to help the Trustee (this is done by completing a nomination form).

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